Taormina, Sicily, Destination Wedding
Mckenzie and Jonathan, two different worlds and cultures, USA and India, who decided to join together in Taormina, Sicily, the Mediterranean island symbol of the syncretism of all the several different cultures which dominated it over the centuries, enriching its patrimony.
Their idea was that of a classy and minimalist wedding with a hint of bohemian; beautiful settings in which their diversity could better stand out.
For the ceremony they chose the main terrace of Casa Cuseni, the prestigious villa built in 1905 by the British painter Robert H. Kitson, now Museum - Hotel, declared National Monument for its historic and artistic value. Casa Cuseni has hosted all the intellectuals, artists and celebrities who have visited Taormina during the past century, inspiring many of their writings, paintings and works.
Its unique architecture, surrounded by an esoteric historical garden with astonishing views over the Bay and the active Etna volcano, was the perfect frame for this multicultural union.
Jonathan was fascinated to get ready in the room in which Pablo Picasso had stayed and Mckenzie had great fun to get ready with her bridesmaids in the rooms which was used by Greta Garbo.
The touching religious ceremony was officiated by a Pastor who flew directly from USA, blessing their union under the name of Christ.
For the celebration they chose a lovely restaurant called Villa Antonio, located in an enchanting aristocratic building overlooking one of the most beautiful spots of Taormina: Isola Bella.
Dinner tables were decorated with colorful pink and deep red flowers, local greenery, navy blue candles and golden accessories, while the terrace used for the typical Sicilian desserts was enlightened by romantic fairy lights.
A real explosion of flavors, perfumes, colors and love that all their guests will never forget.